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Welcome to our shared public media research and resource page in collaboration with IAPMR and CEU – CMDS

Here you will find a broad selection of recommended journals, reports, websites and guides related to the core values of public service media.

Topics include best practices, country reports and the mounting challenges faced by PSM worldwide such as media capture, diminishing budgets and media convergence.

The resources below have been curated by the Public Media Alliance in collaboration with the International Association of Public Media Researchers (IAPMR) and the Central European University’s Centre for Media, Data and Society (CEU-CMDS). You can find out more about our collaborators at the bottom of the page.

Is there something we have missed? Please get in touch, we would be pleased to review it here. Also see the Our Publications section for our own reports and handbooks as well as the InnoPSM website. We also keep track of research news and calls for papers.

Most of the following resources are open-source but some contain links to articles that require an institutional log-in to view. Please refer to your University, institution or employer if this is the case.

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Research & Resources

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Media Influence Matrix

2017

Launched in 2017, the CMDS project maps and assesses "the state of journalism on a country-by-country basis." Country reports include articles, analytical papers and data sets that aim to answer questions on regulation, funding and technology.

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Public service broadcasting: as vital as ever

2019

The UK House of Lords report on public service broadcasting in the age of video on demand concludes that PSBs are vital and in need of better support to produce high quality content.

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Rethinking Public Service Broadcasting’s Place in International Media Development

2016

This report re-evaluates the role of public service broadcasting (PSB) in the current, international media climate and what its future may hold. 

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Getting the Message Across

2018

Reporting on Climate Change and Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific: A Handbook for Journalists

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Journalism, ‘Fake News’ and Disinformation: A Handbook for Journalism Education and Training

November 2018
This recent publication explores the key feature of journalism and seeks to guide readers on how to best navigate the news environment and fight against misinformation.

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RISJ DIgital News Report 2018

June 2018
This year's edition of the ever comprehensive Reuters Institute Digital News Report highlights a fall in the use of social media for news in a number of key markets

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Old, Educated, and Politically Diverse

2019

This report by RISJ analyses survey data from a sample of eight countries to assess the reach of public service news.

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PSM & Democracy

2019

The EBU's research demonstrates how countries with robust public service broadcasting systematically rank higher in core democratic indicators.

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First Draft’s Essential Guide to Responsible Reporting in an Age of Information Disorder

2019

This guide helps to spark discussions on best editorial practice in approaching and covering issues such as terrorism, conspiracy theories, manipulated content in an age of technological innovations and information disorder. 

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Our Partners

We are pleased to partner with the IAPMR and CEU-CMDS for this resource

IAPMR

The International Association of Public Media Researchers (IAPMR) brings together quality academic and industrial research from different disciplines. We support the continual evolution of public service media by aggregating theory and practice.  We look critically from industrial, production, audience, technological, economic and societal perspectives. We run conferences, produce publications and communicate knowledge to academia, industry, governments, and publics.


CEU CMDSCEU-CMDS

The Center for Media, Data and Society (CMDS) is a research center for the study of media, communication, and information policy and its impact on society and practice. CMDS is part of the Central European University’s (CEU) School of Public Policy and serves as a focal point for an international network of acclaimed scholars, research institutions and activists. According to its strategy, the Center focuses on the three key challenges faced by journalism: media capture, disjointed policies and declining trust, and addresses these problems with a combination of applied research and investigative journalism.


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